License and sell your plugins for JetBrains products
We have launched the next generation of the plugin repository, turning it into a marketplace for third‑party plugin developers to sell their plugins while taking advantage of licensing and billing solutions provided by JetBrains.
Integrated with the JetBrains infrastructure, our licensing solution provides your plugins with the same level of licensing support that our JetBrains products already enjoy. Generating end-user licenses, supporting the evaluation licenses, centralizing license administration and management via JetBrains Account, providing an on-premises license server, license protection, an in-product licensing module, and more are all taken care of.
With Marketplace, third-party plugin vendors can entirely outsource billing and sales operations to JetBrains, and we will take care of the check out and payment processing, quotes, invoices, refunds, community programs, discounts, and even sales support for your plugins. In addition, we utilize our extensive resellers and distributors network to make the plugins available for purchase via the JetBrains distribution network (which is very important for some markets where direct sales possibilities are limited).
Through Marketplace, you have the opportunity to promote your plugin to millions of JetBrains products users. Our team is working together with paid plugin vendors in the Marketplace to make sure that the plugins are well suited to the target audience. We will assist you with positioning, promotion, and various other marketing and sales activities beneficial to our end-users and plugin vendors.
Focus on the plugin development instead of implementing a custom license management solution and building a distribution channel.
Market your plugin to a huge and relevant JetBrains user base (more than 8 million developers use JetBrains tools).
JetBrains provides additional protection in terms of both license management and billing processes.
JetBrains Account, along with other aspects of the JetBrains infrastructure, provides end-users with an easy way to purchase plugins and manage licenses (using familiar methods), which leads to more sales for your plugin.
JetBrains provides sales support to end-users, as well as all sales-related communications (e.g., follow-ups) and management of community programs (open source, classroom, startups, students, etc.).
Access to JetBrains-authorized Resellers and Distributors from all around the world who may help sell your plugins too.
Revenue reports and analytics from JetBrains.
Professional marketing and sales support to make sure your plugin succeeds. If you agree, we can review your plugin marketing strategy (and marketing assets) to help you tailor them to the JetBrains audience, and/or integrate your plugins into JetBrains' own marketing strategies.
Added value of our programs for plugin developers (additional testing and support, "Verified publishers" program, joint promotions).
The additional functionality thanks to paid plugins from third-party developers.
Easier plugin installations, payments, sign-ups, and management via JetBrains Account.
Easy-to-use licenses via JetBrains Account, including management of all subscriptions/licenses, on-premises license server.
Co-terming of licenses with JetBrains product licenses (optional).
Various discounts (e.g. volume), special licenses (User Group, Opensource, etc.), and other programs supported by JetBrains.
Closer association of marketplace plugins with JetBrains and JetBrains Products.
Security and privacy protection: no need to provide credit card information or any other data to an external entity when purchasing a plugin.
Paid plugins sold via JetBrains strictly conform to the JetBrains Marketplace Vendor Agreement, which provides additional protection for end-users.
Both paid and free versions of IntelliJ IDEA-based IDEs are supported (including Community Edition, Educational Edition, and third-party IDEs built on top of IntelliJ Platform).
The support for other JetBrains tools (such as .NET and Team Tools) will be coming later.
Similar to other marketplace and app stores, we are applying a revenue-sharing model to the JetBrains Marketplace. This means that JetBrains takes a moderate commission from all plugin sales made via Marketplace to make sure that the model is sustainable and we are able to re-invest in the plugin development ecosystem in the future.
JetBrains Marketplace Commission
Before June 30th, 2020
From July 1st, 2020 onwards
No additional marketplace developer fee
Custom conditions for high-revenue plugins
Support for paid plugins on the Marketplace began on June 26th, 2019, and is now fully operational. Please submit the information about your plugin via the form on the right, and our vendor success team will reach out to you shortly with the next steps.
Please refer to the marketplace documentation for more information, terms and conditions, and technical implementation details.
Should you have any questions, you can reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org